Getting Sh*t Done & Feeling Good About It

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Feb 11, 2019
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Are you a business owner?  Your own boss?  An entrepreneur, and parent, and husband or wife, and friend?  Do you find it hard to manage your time effectively?

Let’s get real about time management.  And get sh*t done.  Then feel good about it!

It is possible to decide what needs to be done and do exactly that.  Rather than procrastinate on social media, cleaning the house or watching your latest Netflix fave!  Here are 7 steps to help you get there.

1. Calm down!

We often try to do far too much in a short space of time.  This can often lead to failure as we are being unrealistic with what we can achieve.  Take a deep breath and find some focus.

2. Make your BIG list

Jot down everything that is floating around in your mind.  Whether this is design a website, do the washing, write that essay, go to the gym, make a flyer, pay for the childcare, design business cards, go live on Facebook, write a book, record a podcast, make the bed, or start being healthy!  Get it all down and out of your head.

3. S.M.A.R.T. Goals

A helpful way to make your to-do list doable.  Are your goals specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and have you set a time-frame or deadline?  If not, you are less likely to ever tick everything off the list with items moving over to the next never-ending list.  Leading you to go round in circles and feel you are achieving nothing.  Make your goals ’S.M.A.R.T.’ so you know you can easily check in on your successes.

4. Practice a daily list

The daily list is the one!  Narrow it down.  Decide what takes priority today.  Be mindful of the S.M.A.R.T. checklist above and commit to what you’d like to tick off by the end of the day.  This might only be one thing.  And that is ok.  One thing is better than no things!

5. Stop to praise yourself

This is key.  All the greatness we are achieving totally passes us by when we are constantly looking to the next thing we ‘should’ be doing.  Take a mindful moment to notice what you have achieved and feel good about it.  However small it may be, it counts.

6. Delegate

Delegate, not procrastinate.  If you are still feeling a sense of overwhelm, is there the possibility to delegate?  This may be as simple as getting a cleaner to help you around the house so that dust, or ironing, isn’t staring you in the face every time you sit down at your laptop.  Or is your web design better placed with a professional, rather than you fiddling your way through Wix or Squarespace?  Can you find someone to edit your podcast series so you can save yourself for finding the guests and writing the content?  Don’t be a hero.

7. Self-care

This one always ends up at the bottom of the pile.  Practice self-care.  Having energy to execute your list is imperative to triumph.  The reality is we don’t always have the energy to do what we set out to do that day.  Don’t pile the pressure on in this scenario.  Try to tune into your self-awareness and allow yourself time for rest, some gentle exercise, a bath, watching your fave telly programme, reading, a massage, listening to music, getting your nails done, meditation, going for a pint with pals…whatever it is that gets you to that zen place!

Join me in my #LovingMeFebruary campaign on Instagram!  Share your self-care stories with me @BrightlyImagine
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Tommy Ludgate

Coach, Brightly Imagine

Hello! My name is Tommy Ludgate and I am a Life Coach, Singer and Songwriter based in Leighton Buzzard, where I live with my husband, Mike, and our son, Isaac. Ever since I was very small I have had a passion for creating, which has certainly been reflected in my career so far - I have been a Singer and Performer for 20 years (I released my debut album in 2008 and have sung with artists such as Alt-J, Paloma Faith and Noel Gallagher) and a Vocal Coach for 10 years. I came to Life Coaching through my experience of the latter; whilst teaching I realised the power of ownership of your own intentions and goals. I became a Life Coach as I wanted to share this to help others. I dare you to imagine what your best life looks like and allow me to help you get there. I ask you now to reflect on the possibility that no one is stopping you but you, and let me help you to move past the procrastination that is holding you back. As a coach I will help you spark the flames of inspiration and enable you to make a shift towards what truly sets your heart alight. I want to help you to visualise and achieve your full potential; whether that be living a more creative life, doing something new, finding balance, or making a change. In my work I am respectful, personable, loyal and honest; I take pleasure in helping others to find their shine and to realise their intentions. My coaching will allow you to move into living a life that is truly designed by you, for you.

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